Heart Disease Awareness on Valentine’s Day
I know, it’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m posting about heart disease?!?! For all of my readers, know that I only share those things that I consider to be of value with you. As a woman, I am aware that a woman who suffers from a heart attack is more likely to die than a man. Science Daily featured a study last fall regarding the long wait times to seek help, to be treated, and the higher fatality rate amongst women compared to men suffering from heart attacks – read more, here. Fox News also reported on this phenomenon, here, chronicling the Journal of the American Medical Association’s findings.
Know the symptoms, and get treated (further description of symptoms, here):
- shortness of breath,
- pressure or pain in the lower chest or abdomen
- dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
- upper back pressure
- extreme fatigue.
It sounds like a cold or the flu, doesn’t it? Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. You can read more about that at the American Heart Association.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor is this intended as medical advice. Take care of yourself! Please get regular physical exams, evaluate your risk factors, and establish a treatment protocol with your medical professional.